Thursday, October 23, 2014

my vegan birthday potluck




5 years ago this month I became vegan. (Interested in my story? How it all vegan? Get it? began/vegan. Shout out to Kendra. She wrote that in my vegan birthday card . ;)) Since I've become vegan, I've dreamt of have a holiday that was purely vegan. I've always wondered what it would be like to have a completely vegan Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Since October 2009, the holidays have been more and more vegan friendly, but not completely vegan. I have always just wanted a feast and have all of the options be available to me. :)

This year I decided to celebrate my 5 years of being vegan by hosting a vegan potluck. I am so thankful for my friends who attended and provided all the yummies. The crowd favorite was Grace's red velvet cupcakes. I made my popular buffalo cauliflower. (Interested in the recipe?)

Everything was so yummy. The lovely evening included great conversation, cornhole, playing with my dog Timber, dancing to N SYNC and BeyoncĂ©, oh and stuffing our faces. 

Thank you for everyone who came out! I loved eating your food!

- Christina 


photos by: courtney and i

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    1. It really was, Vanessa. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Bah! This is the cutest, sweetest thing I've ever seen. I'm so glad you were able to get together with good friends and do what everyone should: totally pig out. Everything looks way too delicious. I can't wait for the buffalo cauliflower recipe! Happy Vegan Birthday :)

    The What's In Between

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    1. Thank you, Zoe! I had a really good time. I can't think of a reason why I shouldn't host one next year. ;) Hopefully I can get the recipe posted next week. Need to measure everything out!

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  3. Yum, it all looks so good, I would love the recipe to buffalo cauliflower. I made my little crew try vegan for a few weeks but it was a no go. With farm life, we kind of live on fresh cows milk, eggs and meat. But, at least it's all home grown and I know exactly whats in it and where it came from;)

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    1. If you need any tips for going vegan I'd be more than happy to help! It can be tough at times, I understand. :)

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  4. I love vegan food and this looks SO yummie <3
    Happy weekend!

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    1. It was! I want to host more potlucks to eat more yummy vegan food! Hehe.

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  5. That all looks so amazing! I want every single recipe! I'm not vegan, but I do try to always eat healthy
    (last year I stopped eating red meat, and cut out a lot of fried foods). Any chance you will be posting all of these recipes? I'm very interested! xx

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    1. I will definitely post the recipe for the buffalo cauliflower. :) (Blogger Secret: I was going to work on the post on Saturday... but I got lazy. Does that happen to you? Haha.) I'm interested in posting all of the recipes, we'll see! I know I wouldn't be able to post the red velvet cupcakes recipe because my friend's friend generously gave her the recipe even though she bakes those cupcakes for her business. They were SOOO GOOD.

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    2. I can't wait for the buffalo cauliflower recipe! And I hear you about blog post planning....I was supposed to do 2 posts this past week and that never happened---sometimes life gets in the way!
      Does your friend who makes the vegan red velvet cupcakes have her own bakery? Because if so, I am putting that on my list of food places to visit if I ever get to LA!

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    3. Yay! Glad you can understand #bloggingissues. ;) Hopefully I can get more than one post posted this week.

      I got more info on my friend's friend. She lives in Seattle! It doesn't appear to be a storefront, but here is their Tumblr. http://madbattercake.tumblr.com/

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  6. Buffalo cauliflower sounds amazing!

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    1. Hopefully I can get the recipe posted soon! :)

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  7. Lovely, great pics :)

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  8. Wow! looks duper delicious :D

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    1. It really was. Great food and great company. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. STUFFED PEPPERS ARE MY FAVORITE, ESPECIALLY WITH A SIDE OF YOGURT! LOOKS DELICIOUS!

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    1. Stuffed peppers don't come to my mind very often, but I'm glad Keith suggested them. His were way too spicy for me though :( Yogurt would have probably helped!

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  10. BTW you can buy vegan yogurt at Whole Foods, SO DELICIOUS Cultured Coconut milk YOGURT is one of my favorites!

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    1. So Delicious is such. a. great. company! I agree, their yogurt is super good. I also LOVE their ice cream and have their coffee creamer occasionally.

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  11. I need to know more about that buffalo cauliflower. I am salivating so hard over here, omg.

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    1. Hehe! Ok! I'll try to get the recipe posted ASAP! Thanks for the interest :)

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    1. Thank you, Ly! Checking out your blog right now!

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